A ton of good news this week, but plenty of bad too. Keep reading for the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
All About Arlington
"Unlike the Beltway HOT lanes, the ones in the middle of I=95 are reversible."
"All of the streets signs in Arlington are in the process of gradually being replaced by signs with bigger lettering."
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"With the threat of freezing rain Sunday night, the express lanes were free to encourage more traffic, and more melting."
"The innovative approaches discussed at TransportationCamp provide a glimpse of the way public transportation will operate in the future."
"CarFreeAtoZ is a personalized trip-planning and comparison tool that Arlington County, Virginia beta-launched this fall as part of its Transit Tech Initiative."
Transportation Today & Tomorrow
"An investigation into Monday's incident needs to be completed, but Washington area commuters have plenty of reason to be outraged by their transit agency."
"With the population explosion in the South and West expected to continue and aging infrastructure requiring a massive overhaul elsewhere, the Obama administration on Monday began to map out a 30-year framework to meet those needs."
"Uber is announcing plans to share its data more broadly with local governments in a gesture that's both an act of good will and a bid for good press after a rough few months of criticism."
"Policymakers and others need to find ways to increase use of shared-space mobility options by people with low incomes."
"In light of the events of yesterday, here's WMATA's instructions for how to safely evacuate from a Metro train."
"There's absolutely no reason for me to spend my evening or weekends darting around the city, and I try to avoid going into store if and at all possible."
"There is so much wasted space there, it'd be great to create a buffered bike lane in this area."
"A brief look into the endlessly complex world of passenger airline scheduling."
"You know things are bad for public transportation projects when even "transit-supporting urbanites" have started questioning their value."